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Changing the mouse-wheel zoom orientation in AutoCAD or Inventor.

A - answer Many users are confused by the opposite directions of wheel zooming used in AutoCAD and in Inventor. They behave just the opposite way.

You can switch the orientation in both applications so you can choose your preferred way of zooming in/out by wheel-rotation away/to you.

  • In AutoCAD you can either use the Re-Wheel ARX utility (older versions) or the ZOOMWHEEL variable (since AutoCAD 2007) to switch the sense of your mouse wheel (as in Inventor).

  • In Inventor you can change the wheel direction in Registry. In:
    set the Viewing Command Options DWORD key to 2 or 3 to make the mouse behave as in AutoCAD. Restart Inventor after the change.
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22.6.2006    31871×   FAQ  
applies to: AutoCAD · Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 10582:A trick for easier text editing in Revit.
Tip 10167:Keyboard shortcuts in Autodesk Fusion 360.
Tip 9028:Do you know this strange AutoCAD cursor shape?
Tip 8894:Adjusting camera angle for Inventor perspective view.
Tip 8852:Publish interactive 3D models on the web with Autodesk 360.

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